The Club President
The Club President is chosen at the Annual General Meeting and is a member who has been riding with the Club for some years and has gained the respect of the membership. The honorary post of President is for four years in the first instance.
Our current President is Ray Moss. He has been exploring the lanes of our area on his bike since he was a teenager in Priest Hutton. Born in 1932, he joine"lld the Carnforth Cycling Club in the early 1950s. One of his first rides involved 10.000 feet of ascent in 8 hours, searching out almost every hill in the Dales!
He spent his National Service in Germany where he further developed his love of cycling with his service mates- his old passport is full of stamps, collected on his rides which crossed and recrossed the borders with Belgium and Holland. Moving south, he also cycled around southern Germany, Austria, and northern Italy. Returning home in 1956, Ray joined the Lancaster Cycling Club, where he took to time-trialling, as well as Sunday rides and Scottish tours.
Ray joined CTC Lancaster and South Lakes in 1991, following a camping weekend meet of the Club at Hutton Roof. He is a past Rides Secretary, and famously knows every lane within a day’s ride of Lancaster. He still averages at least 50 miles a week on his modern Giant, and is appreciating its lower gearing when compared to his first bike, a Lenton Sport 4-speed!